DJ Unk, who has been in the game for two and a half decades, recently recalled having André 3000 jump on a remix of his song, revealing that he didn’t believe it at first.
On Sunday (June 25), during a conversation with HipHopDX on the BET Awards red carpet, the veteran talked about the time he learned that the OutKast legend had contributed a verse to his 2006 hit, “Walk It Out.”
“I was actually in New York,” he remembered. “They said they had a surprise for me, I didn’t know what it was … they were just like, ‘Listen, check this out right here.’ When they played it, I was like, ‘That is not him.'”
After hearing it back, he finally accepted that the Southern MC had indeed rapped on his track. “It’s a dream come true ’cause it’s like doing a song with Michael Jackson to me,” he added. “Huge shoutout to Big Boi, too, and Jim Jones [who is also on the remix] for blessing me.”
André 3000 has been a mysterious figure in the Hip Hop space ever since OutKast went on hiatus in the mid-2000s. Aside from the duo’s 2014 reunion shows and sporadic features as a solo artist, he has obscured himself from the public eye for the most part. With such an impenetrable presence, rumors and claims tend to follow him every step of the way.
Earlier this month, Killer Mike claimed that Three Stacks was working on his debut solo album. He joined SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning for an interview surrounding his acclaimed MichaelLP, where he pulled back the curtain on his fellow Dungeon Family member’s next musical endeavor.
“Yeah, I think we fly out in a couple weeks to go listen to it,” the Run The Jewels MC said, claiming to have even heard about nine tracks of the unreleased music.
Not long after, Mike walked back on the tease during an interview with V-103 in Atlanta. To the disappointment of many, he explained that his earlier comments were blown way out of proportion and that his fellow Southern rapper did not have an album coming.
“I was stoned out of my mind playing, teasing with y’all,” Mike said. “Y’all done took the joke too seriously. But you know, [André 3000’s] always making music. He’s never not making music. So I got a chance to hear a lot of cool stuff… If you want to hear Dre though, I know where you can. It’s this album called Michael that’s out right now. There is Dre, Future and Killer Mike…”